Cannibalism, Risk and Entrepreneurship
Join us for an exciting Lunch and Learn discussion that presents two perspectives on risk with Jean Hoffman, president and CEO of Putney, and her brother Carl Hoffman, author of "Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for Primitive Art."
Carl will speak about plunging into risk in the context of his latest book, which required living, without translators or guides, with a remote tribe of former head hunters in the swamps of New Guinea in pursuit of the truth about New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller’s son, who vanished in 1961. Jean will discuss how successful entrepreneurs are astute managers of risk, assessing and leveraging risk to drive new business opportunities.
As brother and sister, Jean and Carl have both developed a love for entrepreneurial exploration of new opportunities, yet each manages risk differently, and takes different life risks. Join Jean and Carl Hoffman for an intimate and fascinating dialog about taking risks to push deeper into the unknown and the rewards for stepping out of your comfort zone. The talk will be a great opportunity for the Portland business and entrepreneurial community, as well as students and interested people to both listen and ask questions of best-selling author of Savage Harvest Carl Hoffman and Putney CEO and Portland business leader Jean Hoffman.
Please check the trailer for Carl Hoffman’s book here:
This is a free event. Coffee, water and tea will be served and signed copies of Savage Harvest will be available for purchase. Feel free to bring and enjoy your lunch.
TIME12-2 pm. Please note this is a slightly different time than our usual workshops
LOCATIONGlickman Library events room
USM Portland Campus
314 Forest Ave
Portland, ME 04101